We have tried to keep the application process for student entry to AUR as simple and straightforward as possible. When you click the "Apply Now" button (on the top of every page) you'll be presented with an online form that consists of 6 steps:

  1. Select the details of the program in which you're interested and the semester/year of your application.
  2. Enter your personal information and contact details.
  3. Add details of your current/most recent school and (non-native English speakers only) details of any English tests you have taken (TOEFL/TOIEC/IELTS/DUOLINGO).
  4. Enter the details of academic or professional referees (this step can be skipped and completed at a later stage).
  5. Upload your supporting documentation (again, this can be done at a later date). Details of required documentation are listed below.
  6. Finally, select how you would like to pay your application fee (this is waived for certain individuals). Undergraduate fee: $50/€50. Graduate fee: $80/€60.

That's all there is to it - your first giant step on the road to Rome.

Required documentation

To complete your application, we require certain documents. These will vary depending on the type of applicant you are (Graduate, Undergraduate, Visiting etc.). The full list is detailed below. Please note, not all documents must be submitted with your application form (although it will speed the process up if they are), some or all can be submitted at a later date.

Official documentation:

  1. A copy of your valid passport.
  2. Official school/college transcripts (where applicable).
  3. English test results (where applicable).
  4. Academic/professional references (where applicable).

Personal documents:

  1. Your personal statement.
  2. Your essay answer(s).*

*A note on essays: We ask some categories of student applicants to produce one or two short essay answers to selected questions - you'll find details under the relevant page in the side menu.

Your personal statement

Your personal statement should address the following:

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment – Ralph Waldo Emerson. 
What is something about you that you would never change?

When planning your personal statement please keep in mind that, beyond your academic record, we are keen to admit students who can demonstrate:

  • Diversity of personal background and experience.
  • Qualities such as leadership, motivation, concern for others and for the community.
  • Non-academic achievements in the performing arts or athletics, employment or personal experiences.
  • A real passion for their intended major.

Please note that we are happy to accept video personal statements.

Upload your personal statement video   

For specific entry requirements based on your status, please see the menu on right.